Thursday, May 23, 2019

Release Blast Review: Baby Yours (Hunter and Lennon #2) by Kennedy Fox

Book info:
TitleBaby Yours
Author:  Kennedy Fox
SeriesHunter and Lennon #2, Roommate Duet #2
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance
Release Date:  May 23rd, 2019
Source:  E-galley from Wildfire Marketing Solutions which did not influence my opinion
My rating:  5 stars

The worst day of my life happened when Brandon died. 
We had our entire future mapped out. 
Careers, marriage, kids—in that order. 
Then the universe threw a curveball and ended it all. 

As I come to terms with everything, I learn I’m carrying his baby. Now I’m living with his roommate, the guy who’s made my life a living hell the past two years. Hunter’s now the one to hold me up when all I want to do is fall. 

Knowing my religious parents will never accept the pregnancy out of wedlock, Hunter offers to be my fake husband. While I think he’s gone crazy, it’s the only plan that’ll keep them in my life. So I do whatever it takes to make our relationship believable—kissing, touching, even letting him hold me when we sleep. The lines are so blurred neither of us want to admit we’re no longer pretending. 

The guilt of what we’re doing eats me alive as I struggle to deal with my emotions. I push him away, but he pulls me closer, showing me how he’s always felt.  

Just as I begin to follow my heart, I learn Hunter’s been keeping secrets.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life…

**This is book 2 in the Hunter and Lennon duet and must be read after Baby Mine. Recommended for ages 18+**

My Review:
If you remember my review of the first book, Baby Mine, you'll know how far out on the edge of my seat I was waiting for this sequel to pick up from that cliffhanger.   It's hard to write this review without any spoilers. But, just know that all the emotion from the first book is there.  Hunter is still trying to prove to Lennon that he really is there for her, and really cares for her. But the guilt of Lennon being his best friend's girl, and the baby his best friend's, still is there, a ghost between the two of them, even when really they both do want the other one.  And then there is the wrench from Hunter's past which was our big cliffhanger from book 1.  That one keeps popping up, even when Hunter assures Lennon it isn't really an issue, can't be.  We do get more time with Hayden, Hunter's brother who we met in the newsletter novella, Forever Mine, and also get to know a lot more about Lennon's sisters, who we will get to follow in future books in this series.  This book kept me in tears, smiling with the happy times though, and loving the banter between the characters when things were good. And then the baby, loved all of that!  I'm in love with this couple, these characters, and can't wait for the next duet in the series.  I mean, once again, the authors did leave us with a bit of a cliffhanger!

Book info:
TitleBaby Mine
Author:  Kennedy Fox
SeriesHunter and Lennon #1, Roommate Duet #1
Genre:  Adult contemporary romance
Release Date:  April 23rd, 2019

I saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten. 

But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us. 
Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go. 

But then the unthinkable happens... 
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer. 

Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby. 
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life... 

About the Authors:

Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You've Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren't bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that'll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! 

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